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‘Five keys to Optimal Health’ at Quinnipiac

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Dr. Holly Atkinson, medical correspondent and editor at HealthiNation, a digital health network, will deliver the lecture, “The Five Keys to Optimal Health,” at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8, in the Center for Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Quinnipiac University’s North Haven Campus. This event, part of Quinnipiac’s Campus Cross Talk series, is […] [Read More]
Categories: General, health

Hearing loss discussed in Greenwich

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At Home in Greenwich invites seniors to a talk on “Hearing Loss: Why Did This Happen and What Can I Do?” by audiologist Dr. Carrie Blair at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 18, in Fletcher Hall, Second Congregational Church, 139 E. Putnam Ave. In addition to discussing the mechanisms and pathologies of hearing loss and the […] [Read More]
Categories: General, health, hearing
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Caffeine subject of new Fit Chicks talk

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Join fitness motivator and intuitive eating coach Linda Gottlieb for a “Fit Chicks” presentation at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, at the Greater Valley Chamber of Commerce, 10 Progress Drive, Shelton.  Learn about the positive and negative impacts of caffeine on health. Call 203-877-5270 to register for the free program. [Read More]
Categories: General, health, nutrition

Colon Cancer Awareness Month

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This is Colon Cancer Awareness Month and, though American Cancer Society reports unprecedented progress in reducing colorectal cancer incidence and death rates in most U.S. population groups, screening rates remain too low according to the organization. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report the testing status for adults aged 50 to 75 years is […] [Read More]
Categories: cancer, colon cancer

Agency seeks 100-year-olds

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The Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut is looking for people in New Haven County who will celebrate their 100th birthday in 2014 or who have already passed this milestone.  The agency will host a special luncheon May 7 to honor and celebrate the lives of these centenarians.  For more information or to notify […] [Read More]
Categories: elderly, General, health
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Test those smoke alarms when springing ahead

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This weekend marks the return of Daylight Savings Time and, on Sunday, everyone needs to “spring forward,” setting their clocks ahead an hour. But area fire prevention agencies, including the Shelton Fire Prevention Bureau, say that’s not the only action you need to take this weekend. Daylight savings time is a good time for people […] [Read More]
Denise Barajas,  medical director of Hewitt Center for Breast Wellness, will start a series of free breast health presentations on April 10 with “Breast Imaging, What You Need and When.”

Griffin’s breast center to host discussion

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  The Hewitt Center for Breast Wellness at Griffin Hospital will host a free breast health discussion to answer questions about breast cancer screening and prevention on April 10. “Breast Health: Controversies and Q&A” will feature experts from the fields of breast surgery, neuropathic medicine, nutrition and physical therapy. The program runs from 5 to […] [Read More]
Northbridge Therapeutic Recreation Director, Miles Ballew, and resident, Rosann, playing Reese’s Shuffle Board.

Northbridge residents celebrate peanut day

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Residents of Northbridge Health Care Center, Bridgeport celebrated “National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day” this week. The afternoon activity for the day “Peanut Olympics” featured peanut butter snacks, a peanut cup toss game, peanut shell game and “Reese’s Shuffle Board.” Some fun peanut facts: •It takes about 540 peanuts to make a 12-ounce jar of peanut […] [Read More]
Categories: Bridgeport, nutrition